Lots to celebrate this week!!
As if you needed another reason to visit Mardi Gras in Cranston (401.463.3080): last call to catch TONY JONES & THE CRETIN 3 with FALL & BOUNCE and something called NECROPHILIAC MEAT CIRCUS on THURSDAY (the 15th). On FRIDAY (the 16th), Fête presents experimental jazz/soul troupe BURNT SUGAR THE ARKESTRA CHAMBER (see 8 Days for more; no cover), followed by a nice triple-dip on SATURDAY (the 17th) with JEFF BYRD & DIRTY FINCH, BRIAN MCKENZIE and MICHELLE LEWIS ($5 at the door, call 401.383.1112 for info on both shows). St. Paddy's Day action also includes THE GNOMES at Roots Café ($10, 401.272.7422); hit the Spot Underground dance floor with STARFORCE TRIO, ORIGINAL JELLY ROLL SOUL, and DR. WESTCHESTERSON (21+, $10, 401.383.7133), or for those out to rock hard this weekend, get to AS220 for NJ trio SO IS THE TONGUE, with top-shelf locals VILLAINER, THRILLHOUSE, and doom metal dudes TOVARISH ($6, 401.831.9327). Also on Saturday, don't miss the legendary ROOMFUL OF BLUES at the Knickerbocker Cafe in Westerly (401.315.5070). And of course you diehard Irish peeps could head to Showcase Live in Foxboro (866.488.7949) for renowned U2 tribute dudes THE JOSHUA TREE. Erin Go Bragh indeed, bro. A pair of no-dough options starts the week on MONDAY (the 19th) with DJ NOOK spinning at Local 121's Tap Room, or head to NOLA Night at the Fête Lounge with ERIC BLOOM & THE 5 POINT BRASS GANG BAND. And next THURSDAY (the 22nd), Local 121 is the place to be to welcome back hip-hop duo ESH AND DOX from their week at SXSW, with special guests including Boston's must-hear wordsmith MOE POPE ($5 at the door, music at 10 pm; 401.274.2121). See you there.
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